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What is Short QT Syndrome?

Short QT syndrome is a heart condition where the heart takes less time to reset between beats, leading to a lack of blood being pumped through the body. In many people, this condition is harmless and causes no symptoms. In some others, however, short QT syndrome can become a dangerous condition that needs to be medicated.

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Short QT syndrome is a genetically inherited cardiac disease, meaning that it is passed from parents to children at birth. While a child is born with the genetic mutation that causes short QT syndrome, they may not ever develop a malignant strain of the condition. Unfortunately, short QT syndrome is a suspected cause for many infant deaths. Like other other genetic cardiac conditions, Short QT syndrome can be managed and mitigated through healthy living and heart habits. Many cases of short QT syndrome are found through cardiac genetic testing, which allows doctors to examine the genetic material for any mutations.

Symptoms of Genetic Short QT Syndrome?

If you experience these symptoms, they may be a sign you are suffering from a genetic short QT syndrome.

  • Dizziness: a sign that you might not be getting blood to vital organs due to short QT syndrome.
  • Fainting: especially after exercise or rigorous activity, fainting can be a sign your body is not getting blood to important organs or your brain.

These symptoms can be serious and should be treated with caution. Most cases of short QT syndrome are undetected until they are symptomatic. From there, a cascade of genetic testing helps identify other family members with the disease.

Treatments for Genetic Short QT Syndrome

There are several ways to help manage short QT syndrome and live a full life. Many include heart-healthy lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy, balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. Several medications also exist which help regulate the irregular beats short QT syndrome imposes on the heart. Finally, a few surgeries are available that implant a cardiac defibrillator, allowing it to monitor and reset the heartbeat as necessary. Ask your doctor about recommendations for you. Additionally, for those in an older demographic, there are assisted living services that are equipped to handle many types of medical conditions.

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